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Discover a world of knowledge! From buying and selling advice and local market news to home renovation tips and community events - it's all here! Feel free to leave a comment or question on any news-and-blog and you will surely receive a response.

It's Official! Kingston is THE place to live!

Sunday Feb 21st, 2021

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We who live in Kingston and surrounding area have known this for a long time. But now the rest of the world knows that if you're looking to get out of the GTA, Kingston is the #1 place to move to, according to the Huffington Post. While the article points out our low unemployment rate and historic downtown, I can tell you it's also because it checks off so many other boxes. Want good healthcare? Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu and Providence Care hospitals provide unique... [read more]

Back in the Green!

Wednesday Feb 10th, 2021

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February 10th is usually a day I remember because it's my darling sister's birthday (Happy Birthday, Kate!). This year it's extra-memorable because it's the day Kingston and surrounding area emerged from 6 weeks of lockdown and became a little more lively. We did a good job of keeping our COVID numbers to a minimum, people obeyed the rules about masking and distancing, and we can now look forward with some hope that we will get a summer vacation. Real estate... [read more]

Stage 3 Real Estate in the Kingston area

Sunday Jul 19th, 2020

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Great news! As of last Friday, July 17th, our region entered Stage 3 of the COVID-19 Ontario Reopening. Restaurants, bars, gyms and other places where people could not gather inside will now be open under strict conditions. For the real estate world, this means that we are allowed to host open houses again.  Have we returned to 'normal'? NO. Normal won't come for many months, or perhaps even years. In our region, we have been fortunate to have had so few cases. We have... [read more]

Buying and selling in the COVID-19 era

Tuesday Jun 23rd, 2020

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As we enter the 3rd month of COVID-19, the real estate market is coming back to life. People are learning to go on with life, albeit differently, and that means moving home. As I'd predicted to colleagues and clients, the spring market in Eastern Ontario has merely shifted a few months and we are now busy. We continue to have low inventory, bidding wars and quick turn-arounds from the time of listing to offer.  As your advocate in all things real estate, here is what I'm... [read more]

Top 5 Renovations When Selling

Monday Mar 18th, 2019

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Top 5 Home Renovations When Selling

When it comes time to sell your home, you will likely be put in a situation where home updates, repairs, and upgrades are recommended in order to boost the value of your home for maximum returns! Now before tearing down a wall or throwing your money at everything it's important to understand not all home renovations are equal. Below you will find a list of the top 5 home renovations that have significant impact on your selling potential: 1. Improve energy efficiency This... [read more]

How to Choose the Right Mortgage

Monday Mar 18th, 2019

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How to Choose the Right Mortgage

Obtaining a mortgage can be intimidating and confusing. Similar to the buyer and seller guides, I’ve outlined the mortgage process for you in 4 easy steps! 
 
Step 1: Mortgage Application 
 
Before an application gets filled out, it’s important to first asses yourself financially. Figure out how much money you have and how much you need to borrow. It’s always critical to sort out how much you can afford so that when you apply for a mortgage you will be able to... [read more]

5 steps to selling your home

Monday Mar 18th, 2019

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5 steps to selling your home

Your satisfaction and happiness is something that is very important to me. I understand how hectic it is to sell a house and it can be difficult if it’s not handled properly. To help you through the entire process, I’ve put together five simple steps: Step 1: Decide to Sell When you sell, you want to get as much value as you can for your home. So you might want to consider the timing of the sale because it definitely has an effect on the value. You don’t want to sell... [read more]

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